McGraw-Hill Education President Addresses Changing Role of Educational Publishing in District Leaders Podcast

Peter C. Davis Discusses Digital Transformation of Education Industry, Shares Vision for K-12

Jun 08, 2010, 10:06 ET from McGraw-Hill Education

NEW YORK, June 8 /PRNewswire/ -- As the education industry undergoes a digital transformation, McGraw-Hill Education is playing an integral role. In a recent District Leaders Podcast, the president of McGraw-Hill Education, Peter C. Davis, shares the company's vision for K-12 education and talks about the digital transformation that is underway. The podcast is available at http://www.districtleaderspodcast.org/wordpress/2010/06/07/ep52-mrpetercdavis-intv/.

In the podcast, ConvergeMag.com publisher LeiLani Cauthen interviews Mr. Davis on a variety of topics, including the challenges associated with adapting to the digital transformation in education across the country. These challenges include the lack of funding, infrastructure barriers and teacher training issues. Mr. Davis also discusses the National Education Technology Plan and Common Core Standards, offering McGraw-Hill Education's point of view and the company's strategy to increasingly incorporate both the technology plan and the standards into assessment and curriculum resources.

"McGraw-Hill Education maintains its leadership position during this new digital transformation, providing next generation learning tools to help teachers and students increase involvement in the classroom and, specifically, improve learning outcomes," Mr. Davis said. "McGraw-Hill is in a unique position to engineer innovative solutions and we will continue to actively support the current administration's efforts to transform education."

As president of McGraw-Hill Education, Mr. Davis is responsible for leading one of the world's top education companies, serving teachers, students, and individuals in a range of professions worldwide. He is leading McGraw-Hill Education's efforts to develop effective digital learning platforms and tools that are customized to the needs of each student and designed to generate positive learning outcomes at virtually every level of education. Mr. Davis holds a bachelor's degree from Rutgers College and a master's degree in business administration from the Johnson School of Management at Cornell University.

About McGraw-Hill Education

McGraw-Hill Education, a division of The McGraw-Hill Companies (NYSE: MHP), is a leading innovator in the development of teaching and learning solutions for the 21st century. Through a comprehensive range of traditional and digital education content and tools, McGraw-Hill Education empowers and prepares professionals and students of all ages to connect, learn and succeed in the global economy. McGraw-Hill Education has offices in 33 countries and publishes in more than 65 languages. Additional information is available at http://www.mheducation.com.

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